Sci-Fi Sunday: Terminator, Transformers, + Fringe, V, Dollhouse, Chuck, T:TSCC [UPDATED]

Next weekend the Summer movie season heats up with the release of "Terminator Salvation," we have a big update on that plus lot of "Transformers Revenge of the Fallen" along with more genre movie news and previews. In the world of TV the latest on "Caprica," "BSG: The Plan," and "Fringe," along with what new genre shows are coming next season and which ones are returning.  


Terminator DVD/Blu-ray Deleted Scenes, Scrapped Ending + more
"Terminator Salvation"
director McG told Collider (watch the full interview here) that the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film will have 30-40 minutes of deleted scenes.  One such scene will be the much-discussed Moon Bloodgood topless scene, but there will also be several deleted scenes of John Connor (Christian Bale) giving speeches:

“There are great long takes of Connor giving speeches, evoking Sarah Connor that we ultimately lifted because I didn’t want it to feel that he was dependent on the voice of his mother to find his leadership.”

Due to the settlement of a previous lawsuit, "MGM has a 30-day right of first refusal to finance and distribute" the sequel to "Terminator Salvation" and every indication is that they’ll be making a play at it:

…a right earned through the settlement of a lawsuit between the studio and Halcyon partners Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson. According to sources, MGM has every intention of making a serious play for the franchise, potentially trumping Warner Bros., which is distributing "Terminator Salvation" in domestic territories, and Sony, which is releasing the film overseas.

And finally, McG revealed to io9 the film’s original ending (SPOILER–highlight to view) " We had a jet-black ending. Connor dies, we’re in a room with all the people we care about. You take Connor’s likeness, you put it on the living machine of Marcus. He sits up, now looking like Christian Bale, takes a gun, kills Kate, kills Kyle, kills Star, kills everybody, eyes flare red, [snaps] the end.”

Here are some Terminator bites:

  • Check out the recent EW cover story on the film, featuring star Christian Bale. [EW]
  • Treat the following as a potential spoiler: Sam Worthington (Marcus Wright) says that he is not signed on for another movie. [SCI FI Wire]
  • McG and Christian Bale talk about the evolution of the film’s script, including how John Connor was originally only suppose to be a supporting character. [io9]
  • Only one two scenes needed to be cut to achieve a PG-13 rating:  The Moon Bloodgood topless scene and a scene with Marcus: "We shot an R movie, and at the end of the day we found that if we just cut back one shot of the Marcus character stabbing a screwdriver through the shoulder of one of these thugs it would warrant a PG-13.". [SCI FI Wire]
  • First review of the film is out and it includes confirmations of [SPOILER–highlight to view] Arnold Schwarzengger cameo (his face is digitally imposed on Austrian bodybuilder Roland Kickinger, who plays the T-800) and the Linda Hamilton voice-over cameo. [AICN]
  • More Interviews: Sam Worthington [About and]; Christian Bale [SCI FI Wire and]; Anton Yelchin [SCI FI Wire]
  • The film’s credited writers John Brancato and Michael Ferris (the script went through extensive rewrites with uncredited work by Jonah Nolan, Paul Haggis, Shawn Ryan and Anthony Zuiker) talked about how they took inspiration from the original film’s central time-travel paradox when writing the script. [SCI FI Wire]
  • And finally, head on over to Sarah Connor Society to read an extended synopsis of film.

Latest images and videos

[more at /Film]

Making of the Hydrobot [more at Fast Company (via io9)]

Russian Poster [Sarah Connor Society]

Four-Minute Extended Trailer [HD Version]

Clip: "Come with me if you want to live"

More Clips: 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6 || 7 || 8

TV Spot

More TV Spots: 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5

Behind-the-scenes footage

Another behind-the-scenes clip here

Director McG introducing a clip about the Harvester (via Pizza Hut’s website)

Bryce Dallas Howard on Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Transformers2 Novelization Spoilers, Soundtrack News + more
Head on over to TFW2005 to read spoilers on the film via the different novelizations of the movie.  Remember the song "The Touch" from the original animated "Transformers" movie?  Well the creator of the song, Stan Bush, has remade it in the hopes of getting it on the "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"soundtrack:

In other soundtrack news, the band Linkin Park has released a teaser trailer for the new song "New Divide":

"New Divide" Trailer

Rounding out this week’s "Transformers" coverage, here are some news bites:

  • Activision has secured voice talent for the upcoming "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" video game. The talent includes the film’s leads Shia LaBeouf (Sam Witwicky) and Megan Fox (Mikaela Banes), as well as Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) and Frank Welker (Megatron) and more. [via]

  • Shia LaBeuf explains the movie… [IESB]

  • And full plot details revealed. [Latino Review]

Latest images and videos

New Michael Bay set images []

Final poster [Yahoo! Movies]

TV Spot

Wolverine Sequel Moving Forward + Deadpool Spinoff Announced
20th Century Fox is moving forward with Hugh Jackman on a sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine".  As previously rumored — and hinted at in one of the "Easter egg" after credits endings of ‘Wolverine’ — the sequel will focus on the samurai storyline featured in the comic series.  Fox has also begun development on "Deadpool", a spinoff that will star Ryan Reynolds who played the character in ‘Wolverine’.  Like Wolverine, the character was also featured in one of the "Easter egg" endings.

Branagh Finds His Thor: Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek’s George Kirk)
Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige and "Thor" director Kenneth Branagh have chosen Australian Chris Hemsworth, last seen as George Kirk in "Star Trek", to play the lead role in the upcoming film.  Via DHD:

Chris had read for the part of Thor but wasn’t given a test because a casting director had nixed him early on. I’m told Chris’ younger brother Liam (who’s also a ROAR client) then tested for the role of Thor, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige passed. Then, after a conversation with Ward ("You’ve got to reconsider Chris, he’s your guy"), Feige decided to let Chris read again. And once Marvel put him on tape, it was "Oh my god". Branagh came to town last week and saw the Chris test and made the final casting decision today.

Variety has confirmed that Hemsworth is in talks for the roll. According to /Film, Hemsworth will also be playing the character for the May 4, 2012 release of "The Avengers". The actor has also lined up the starring role in director Dan Bradley’s "Red Dawn" remake (also reported by SCI FI Wire)    "Thor" was originally set for release on July 16, 2010, but has since been pushed back to May 20, 2011.

Todd McFarlane On Possible Spawn Reboot
creator Todd McFarlane tells MTV that he has "five legitimate offers sitting on the table" to bring the character back to the big screen and has narrowed his options down to two:

“If I go with the lower-budget movie, they’ll let me direct it. And if I go bigger, than I sit in the producer’s chair; if the budget’s too big, they’re not going to give me the chance at [directing] it. So I’m trying to decide whether I want to go big production, bigger money, bigger marketing — or just do something that’s a little bit smaller, more rock ‘n’ roll, and the way I’ve had it in my brain for the last five years.”

And if he goes in the latter direction, here’s what he has planned:

“The thing I’ve had in my head for a long time isn’t a big comic-book movie,” he explained. “Everything’s real; it’s like ‘The Departed,’ ‘L.A. Confidential’ or something like that — and there’s only one thing out of the ordinary in the story I’ve written, which is the thing people know as Spawn. And only a few people see it.”

“You’re not going to get an [origin story] with a rubber costume,” McFarlane explained of Spawn’s new look. “As a matter-of-fact, you’ll never see Spawn in his full regalia, because to me, he’s more of a sentinel, like a living shadow. I’ve shown the artwork [to potential investors] and he’s all black; he doesn’t look exactly like what people have seen in the comic book.”


Blood: The Last Vampire

U.S. Poster [STYD]

Dead Of Night

Brandon Routh (Dylan Dog) and Sam Huntington (Marcus) [STYD & Movieweb]

Three more images at CHUD, IESB and SCI FI Wire

District 9

New teaser poster [Yahoo! Movies]

Green Lantern: First Flight [more at io9]


Iron Man 2

Robert Downey Jr. on set in costume [People]

Ponyo [SCI FI Wire]

New poster


Alien Western (SCI FI Channel Original Movie)

Clip [via i09]

More clips: 1 || 2 || 3


Director James Cameron comments on the film [via /Film]



Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

TV Spot

Land of the Lost

Trailer [HD Version]

TV Spot

watch another here

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus


Ninja Assassins

SFX Designed John Gaeta Interview [BoingBoing]

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

First footage

The Road





  • In a six-figure deal, Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights to the ITV series "Primeval".  The show also airs in the U.S. on BBC America and SCI FI Channel. [Variety]
  • DreamWorks may pick up a remake of "Fright Night". [THR]
  • Reviews are starting to come in for "The Road", with one labeling it "the most important movie of the year." [Esquire Magazine]
  • "Youngblood" creator Rob Liefeld revealed that Brett Rattner is attached to direct an adaptation of the Image Comics series…
  • …In the same article, Liefeld also revealed that the project is being written by J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani, who are also working on another adaptation of one of his comics, the Bryan Singer-produced "Capeshooters". [MTV]
  • Evan Daugherty has been hired to write a new draft for Warner Bros’ big-screen adaptation of Mattel’s "Masters of the Universe" cartoon and toy line.  Justin Marks wrote a previous draft. [THR]
  • "Dreams With Sharp Teeth", a documentary about sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison, will air on Sundance Channel on May 25th at 9:00pm.  The documentary hits DVD the following day on May 26th, and Ellison turns 75 on May 27th. [SCI FI Wire]
  • Kevin Smith will be adapting his 2004 "Green Hornet" script for an upcoming miniseries comic for Dynamite Entertainment. [EW]
  • 20th Century Fox has hired Alex Litvak to write a new draft for the Robert Rodriguez-produced film "Predators". [Bloody-Disgusting]
  • Christian Bale says he and a director are looking into optioning a novel of the late J.G. Ballard.  The actual novel in question is unconfirmed, but it may be "Concrete Island". [io9]
  • Halcyon Co. co-founders and co-CEOs Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson are working on a film adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s 1974 novel "Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said". []
  • Sam Worthington on "Avatar": "This isn’t going to be the big end-all, be-all, but it is certainly going to show you motion-capture at its finest. Performance capture at its finest. 3D technology and computer animation and graphics at their best — and hopefully that starts a revolution." [io9]
  • Hollywood is working on two films based on the classic novel "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". The first, from Universal Pictures, is a modern retelling that will star Keanu Reeves in both roles… [THR]
  • …And the second is quite different.  Called "Jekyll and Hyde", the film is described as a contemporary take on the source material and will star both Forest Whitaker and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson in the title roles. [Variety]
  • The Easter reshoots on the Bruce Willis starrer "Surrogates" were done to amp up the action in the film. [io9]
  • Robert Rodriguez’s adaptation of the 1968 film "Barbarella" is officially dead. [MTV]
  • With the news that Brett Ratner is off the "Conan" project, rumors are circulating that Nu-Image/Millennium is in favor of tapping director James McTeigue ("V for Vendetta") to helm the project, while Lionsgate reportedly favors either Christophe Gans ("Brother of the Wolf") or Neil Marshall ("Descent"). [CHUD]
  • Warner Home Video has announced a 1-disc DVD, 2-disc DVD Director’ Cut and 2-disc Blu-ray Director’s Cut of "Watchmen" for release on July 21st. The Director’s Cut will have 25 minutes of additional footage.  Special features are available only on the Director’s Cut versions and the Blu-ray version will feature a BD-Live interactive feature allowing purchasers to simultaneously view the film and share comments with their Facebook friends. [DVD Active]

DVD and Blu-ray 2-disc Director’s Cut Artwork


  • Bradley Cooper is reportedly highest on Warner Bros’ list to play the lead role in Martin Campbell’s "The Green Hornet". [HitFix]
  • Christopher Lloyd has been added to the cast of Alex Aja’s "Piranha 3D". He’ll star as Goodman, an expert on piranha. [Bloody-Disgusting]
  • Ken Watanabe and Tom Hardy have joined the Christopher Nolan-directed sci-fi project "Inception". [THR]
  • Lindsay Lohan will star in the independent fantasy comedy "The Other Side".  The film centers on a grad student who must spend the summer working at a scientific institute on a remote island. [Variety]
  • Michael Madsen, Rachel Hunter and Jennifer Tisdale have been cast in director Doug Elford-Argentare’s horror thriller "Nictophobia". [THR]
  • Monica Bellucci has been cast in Disney’s "The Sorcerer’s Apprentice".  The actress will play Veronica, a sorceress and the long-lost love of Nicolas Cage’s character, Balthazar Blake. [Variety]


Surprise Season Two Pickup for Dollhouse
In a very surprising decision — given its very low ratings (more on that in a moment) – Fox has renewed the Joss Whedon drama "Dollhouse" for a second season. While an official announcement from Fox isn’t expected until their upfront presentation on Monday, THR reports the deal struck is for 13 episodes to begin airing this fall.  Unfortunately, it looks like Fox will stick to airing the show on Friday nights. So how bad were its ratings? Overall, the show managed an average audience of 3.70M viewers and a 1.5 A18-49 rating over the course of its 12-week run, which culminated with a series low 2.70M viewers and a 1.0 A18-49 rating for its season finale.  That was down an enormous 43 and 50 percent, respectively, from its series premiere (4.76M viewers and a 2.0 A18-49 rating).  Some positive things that Fox looked at included the huge increase the show achieved DVR numbers are added in (averaging a 40% bump) and strong performance in online streaming.  The network is also said to really like the show, especially the back-end of the season.  Whedon reacted to the news in a comment posted at Whedonesque:

Any thread that contains both "Shpadoinkle" and "Yub Yub" is truly exciting. And anything that reunites me with my stunning cast and my crazy staff (or "room fulla Tophers", as I call them) is nothing short of a gift. Heady times, indeed. We’re two weeks away from finishing "Cabin" and now it looks like no summer vacation after all. But oh, the terrible things my brain is brewing… Just wait. We’ll make it worth it.

Thanks for hanging in.

Closing out this week’s "Dollhouse" news, Fox has announced a July 28th release date for the first season DVD/Blu-ray.  The set will include the original unaired pilot in addition to the unaired final episode of the season called "Epitaph One".  Details can be found here, Blu-ray artwork is included below.

ABC Picks Up V + Other Sci-Fi Pilot and Show Renewal News and Rumors
Of the several SF-themed pilots in play for possible series pickups by the networks, a re-imagined version of "V" is probably the most well known and according to various reports — THR, DHD and Variety — ABC has picked the show up to series.  The only issue now is whether or not it’ll be presented as a limited-event type series (6 episodes as DHD and Variety are reporting) or given a better shot at a full season (THR, who has the most recently updated article, reports that it’ll be picked up for 13 episodes):

There was speculation that “V” might get a short midseason order, but indication on Friday night was that the pickup would probably be for 13 episodes.

Someone sent in a fairly positive review of the pilot to AICN, read that here.  In other ABC pilot news, the network also picked up "Eastwick". Don’t forgot those shows are in addition to the already picked up drama "Flash Forward" from Brannon Braga and David Goyer (read a script review of the pilot at Airlock Alpha). Meanwhile, Fox has picked up the comic book-themed series "Human Target" and indications are that it may pair the show with episodes of the recently renewed "Fringe" on Tuesday nights.  The network has also picked up the supernatural series "Past Life". Sticking with Fox, there hasn’t been much news about "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", but star Thomas Dekker isn’t keeping quiet (see a video of him thanking fans below). Back to ABC for a sec, the network has given a second season renewal to comedy "Better off Ted", but passed on the pilot "No Heroics".  Over at NBC, there’s still no official word on "Chuck", but most still expect that the show will be back for another season–perhaps on Friday nights.  And finally, over at The CW, the network looks poised to pickup "Vampire Diaries" to series and there are rumblings that "Reaper" may continue to a third season through syndication on Sunday nights.  Here’s a schedule of the upfront presentations–(Note: Look for updates throughout the week via TrekMovie’s Twitter page on any show pickups/renewals):

  • FOX (Monday, May 18th at 4:00pm)

  • ABC (Tuesday, May 19 at 3:00pm)

  • NBC (Tuesday, May 19 at 9:00pm)

  • CBS (Wednesday, May 20 at 4:00pm)

  • CW (Thursday, May 21 at 11:00am)

Latest "Flash Forward" images and videos

First official image [THR]

Cast images [IGN]

What Did You See? Clip #4

Two others: 1 || 2

UPDATE: Chuck renewed, Terminator: TSCC cancelled
Entertainment Weekly has late Sunday updates:

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Details and + News on Caprica
Grace Park (Boomer/Athena) talked to SCI FI Wire about the upcoming two-hour movie "Battlestar Galactica: The Plan", which will take place between seasons one and two of the show. Here’s a bit of what she had to say:

"What we did was we took scenes that we already shot, that you’re going to recognize, and then either add another angle, or add some dialogue," Park said. "So if someone whispered something in someone’s ear, which you never heard, we’re actually adding that dialogue. So it’s going to inform things on so many different levels. So it’s tricky."

Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh) also talked a bit about her role in the movie, telling SCI FI Wire that her character has been "written me with more heart and more compassion" and that she got "to expand a character, just show a deeper side of myself."  On interview front, Alessandra Torresani, who plays Zoe Graystone on "Caprica", discussed her role in a new interview with SCI FI Wire and "Battlestar Galactica" star Micheal Trucco (Samuel Anders) discussed the possibility of his character showing up on the series in a separate interview with SCI FI Wire. And rounding out this week’s BSG/Caprica news, the red dress worn by Tricia Helfer on ‘BSG’ generated a winning bid of $23,000, topping the list of items sold at a recent auction involving paraphernalia and props from the show.

Fringe Producer Discusses Season Finale Ending + Abrams on Season Two
Jeff Pinkner, one of the producers of Fox’s "Fringe" discussing the ending to last week’s season finale

Meanwhile, J.J. Abrams took part in a conference call with journalists, and had this to say about the upcoming season in relation to what we saw at the end of season 1 [via Fringe Television]:

…And I do think that there will be some very interesting things happening, given this "other place" that you’re referring to. And again, that’s part of the fun of the show, and I hope one of the aspects of the show that makes it incredibly unique. Meaning, my favorite kinds of ideas are the things that we work on that make me think, "there’s no other show on television that could do that wierd thing." That’s my favorite kind of an idea. And I just think that if you don’t go for those, then the show becomes increasingly mundane and disposable. But the more you can do some of those things, even if they don’t work, to try and do those things that feel specifically "that show." Anyway, there are some things with that "other place" that I think will feel uniquely "Fringe."


Doctor Who

Set images [more at Planet Gallifrey and Den of Geek]

True Blood [more at i09]


Day One

Behind-the-scenes footage

Interviews: 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5

Legend of the Seeker

Promo for the season finale, "Reckoning"


Promo for episode 12, "Business Casuality"

SGU: Stargate Universe

"The Jace Hall Show" Visits the Set of SGU

True Blood

Season 2 promo #2


  • Timothy Dalton is rumored to be starring as a villain in one of David Tennant’s final episodes of "Doctor Who". Note I said rumored and note the source… [The Sun]
  • "Lost" SPOILER-highlight to view: Elizabeth Mitchell will be back for season six. [E! Online]
  • Speaking of "Lost", the season finale drew 9.43M viewers and a 4.4 A18-49 rating.  That was a gain of +8 and +10 percent, respectively, from the week prior numbers.  In terms of year-on-year season finale numbers (season four finale: 12.30M viewers and a 4.9 A18-49 rating), the show took a hit in both measures, but held better among the key A18-49 demographic (-10%, versus a 23% slide among total viewers)…
  • …When compared to the decline "Heroes" notched with its season finale (-42% among viewers–from 11.06M to 6.47M–and -40% among adults 18-49–from a 5.0 rating to a 3.0 rating), "Lost’s" decline doesn’t look so bad.
  • Which lead’s perfectly into this: Hiro’s upcoming storyline next season on "Heroes" will involve a lot of time travel and the payoff is said to be worth it… [E! Online]
  • …while Zachary Quinto will be around next season "in a very Fight Club way" and while deaths will occur next season, it’s also true that "a few of your favorite characters may be resurrected in the process." [E! Online]
  • Interview with writer Christopher Yost about the upcoming Cartoon Network animated series "Iron Man: Armored Adventures". [CBR]
  • BBC America has confirmed that "Children of Earth", the five-episode third season of "Torchwood", will air this July. [Chicago Tribune]
  • "Kings" show creator Michael Green says NBC executives were confused on how to market the show to the public, including being "scared to say King David." [Newsarama]

  • The second season of the BBC series "Survivors" may be delayed or rescheduled by the BBC due to the swine flu: "We can confirm a second series of Survivors was commissioned last year. We are monitoring developments with regard to swine flu and no transmission date has been set." [Scotland on Sunday via io9]
  • Jenny Wade, who plays the demon Nina on "Reaper", says that if the show is picked up for a third season she won’t be back as a regular (due to her commitment on a new pilot), but she says the rest of the cast and crew are committed and that she’d still appear as a guest star. [SCI FI Wire]
  • Fox will air the two-hour pilot to "Virtuality", from Michael Taylor and Ronald D. Moore, on Saturday, July 4th at 8:00pm. [TFC]
  • More DC Comics characters are expected to show up in season nine of "Smallville", but Warner Bros. is still against any sort of Batman crossover. [E! Online]
  • Three animated sci-fi shows have been picked up by Cartoon Network: "Ugly Americans", "The Invadersteins" and a pilot for "Ghost/Aliens".  Details at THR.
  • Adult Swim has ordered "Titan Maximum", a new series from the creators of "Robot Chicken".  It centers around a group of dysfunctional misfits trying to defend the solar system.  The nine-episode order will air in September. [Variety]
  • John Cho talks about "Flash Forward" and what got him to sign up for the role. [SCI FI Wire]


Captain America (Comic)

Teaser for issue #600


Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (Video Game)



  • Neil Patrick Harris ("Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog") will host this year’s "Tony Awards".  The event airs this June 7th on CBS from 8:00-11:00pm. [THR]


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OMG, New Divide for RotF is HOT.

I did not see that Dollhouse pickup.

I’ve also heard here and there that it was gonna be either Dollhouse or TSCC that got renewed. Since Dollhouse is on, this is not looking good.

If THAT season 2 finale gets left hangin…

Oh god, I couldn’t even finish that last sentence.

Wow, it’s a good thing they didn’t stick with the original ending to “Terminator: Salvation,” because it sounds f*cking stupid. But what do you expect from a guy who’s legally changed his name to “McG?”

Having seen Star Trek again today, I think Chris Hemsworth is a very good choice for Thor. In addition to being physically fit, he definitely has the deep voice that the character requires.

As a longtime Green Lantern fan, I really hope DC doesn’t get cold feet with their live action version; for all the rumors there has been very little official info (was Martin Campbell even officially confirmed to direct?). Bradley Cooper would be an interesting choice, in some pictures he does look a little bit like the older Hal Jordan with the grey temples.

In regards to Transformers RotF.

Where’s Arcee? I can’t see Arcee?

Well it’s 9:30pm on Sunday night, and websites are starting to report Sarah Connor is canned. I’m still holding out hope for an 11th hour miracle, but it’s not looking good.

*thinks of the cliffhanger at the end of the season*

Yep, think I’m gonna get drunk now.

Ponyo posters! Don’t know why that’s here, but <3! And I really hope they don’t screw SGU up.

Nice to see Fringe beating Lost.

people say it all the time but WOW, this has become the best place to see what is happening in Sci-Fi TV and movies. Nice Job

Fringe’s last 60 seconds were amazing.

Yeah! Dollhouse gets a second Chance! I love that show. That’s the best News today.
greets from Europe

Wow. Lost only grabs 8-9 million??? Kinda makes Terminator’s pre-Friday numbers of 6-7 million look pretty damn Salvat-ing!!!! Or Salivating!!!! Or RENEW THIS DAMN-AMAZING AWESOME FRAKKING SHOW ALREADY YOU F’N TOOLS AT Fox!!!!!!!! Douches!!!!

Ha ha, is that Shark vs Octopus movie actually being released in THEATERS? Good lord.

And I’m not sure what to do with Dollhouse now. I gave up on the show after the first 5 episodes (only one of which I actually liked), and I don’t know if I want to see the rest.

I heard it gets better, but I can’t say I found the premise to be all that interesting to begin with…

Dollhouse gets renewed??? So…2-3 million viewers merits a renewal??? Still no word on T:SCC??? Doesn’t look good! Not with Fringe, Human Target, 24, Bones (2! more lame-ass seasons…) House, Dollhouse…….no room for Terminator!!!! Lame.

Well, at least we got a season and a half…

MS vs. GO looks….. interesting…..

I might actually have to go see this one just to laugh at it.

Re: Thomas Dekker’s vid above:

Any man that eloquent HAS to be saved! –Patton

The Road was an epic book…lets see what this 1 year delay in getting this movie out produces…it was 1st 12-10-08…..but something delayed it.

Reaper is a funny well written show that I think is very overlooked and not supported properly. It deserves a third season.
I’m also glad Better off Ted got picked up, that’s a funny show as well.

On a non-sci-fi show note Robert Picardo (Doc from Voyager) was on the season finale of Castle which stars another sci-fi actor Nathon Fillion from Firefly. Another funny and well written show that was picked up.

More Dollhouse? Great, something for me to beat my meat over. Damn that Eliza Dushku is a hot piece of.

Terminator 4 on the other hand, looks like the latest in a long line of lumpy turds that have been dropped on the world by McG. When will they STOP LETTING HIM DIRECT MOVIES???

Good lord, TSCC gets canceled but Dollhouse and Heroes are allowed to continue? What kind of backwards crazy world are we living in? Dollhouse admittedly got better as it went (though still not enough for me to actually care about Dushku’s character) but Heroes last 2 seasons have been gut-wrenching. They threw Pushing Daisies to the curb so that Bryan Fuller could resuscitate the Heroes corpse, and I frankly can’t see his handiwork anywhere. SO bad.

I still say if they’d just paired TSCC with Fringe on Tuesdays the show’s ratings would have doubled.

I keep hearing that TSCC has been canceled, everywhere. With the release of T4 looming, it doesn’t make much sense to me. Surely the film could only boost the shows popularity?

Am I missing something?

Seriously, I don’t get it… And i’ll be horrified if this show really IS canceled.

You just cant cancel a show on a cliffhanger like that.

Dollhouse deserved to get whacked, not TSSC dammit.

Ugh wah wah. Screw Sarah Connor, she’s not half as sexy as Eliza Dushku.

That stinks that Terminator: SCC got cancelled. That was my second favorite show on TV next to LOST. In my opinion, Dollhouse stank. Oh well.

Thomas Dekker was icky.

Something about that was just disturbing and I’m pretty sure it had something to do with him.

What a horrible way to let Sarah Connor end! That’s just not right!

LOL, that T4 ending must have been a joke…

Todd McFarlane needs to be stopped. Spawn has not been popular since 1997. Not since the release of the first movie and the three seasons of the animated series. I was a major Spawn fan when he was first created. But Todd McFarlane has pretty much ran Spawn to the ground. There is no focus to that character, the stories are beyond drown out and there is no resolution to the stories. If Spawn is not even really going to be in the movie or just a shadow, why in the world is going to be called Spawn then? I can see why he not get the money to make this movie. On top of this you want to give Neil Gaiman back the rights to Miracle Man, Todd.

The problem with Heroes is that Tim Kring still calls the shots, rather than Bryan and Kring he couldn’t give a shit about the show, really if you read interviews with him its like its some kind of joke, something he is binding his time with. He has ruined that show and I wish they would cancel it because seeing it fall from grace is more painful.

Sad about Sarah Connor but not surprised, whilst Dollhouse and Chuck can reduce their budgets TSCC seem to be pretty expensive to produce and with the storyline now set in the future I imagine it would be increasing costs rather than reducing them.

I think Chris Hemsworth is a great choice for Thor. I actually thought he would have been a better choice for Kirk IMO than for George. He has a a meatier face, more like Shatner (even in his thin days – no room for jokes here people). I like this choice. I like everything I’ve heard about “Thor”, matter of fact. From the choice of this generation’s Shakespearean actor/director – Branaugh, as the director – to every other thing on down. Thus far I haven’t heard one thing I’ve been disappointed with about “Thor”. I really have faith in this so far. It bodes well.

And I’m very pleased with the recent news on “Conan”. Somebody in Hollywood’s trying to do the right thing and guide important properties in the right direction. They used to call that the studio system. That used to be important. Rattner doesn’t need to be anywhere near that movie. And as for James McTeigue…I don’t know any of his other work but I didn’t care for “V for Vendetta”. Hope this one works out well too.

Staggered about Sarah Connor. With a new movie about to be released, there’d be no better time than now to push the TV show! I mean, it’s the best publicity a TV show could ask for!

Woot! Chuck Me! Great news on the Chuck renewal!

Give this show a chance folks. Check out the first two seasons.

Interesting that Dolls gets a renewal on ratings lower than Enterprise at it’s lowest….

Fringe is doing okay in Germany I guess, it got a nice 8PM spot monday nights on Pro7 followed by Primeval, which I don’t watch, followed by Reaper, which I like quite much. Pro7 runs this bunch as Mystery Monday, when Lost returns with season 5 it will be on monday night, too.

Fringe, with the smart german subtitle “Bordercases of the FBI” is at ep 9 tonight, the one with the butterflies. The funny thing is that the german version ist not only dubbed, but everything is translated. The 3D location markers, the title sequence, everything is translated into german.

At least they don’t call it “Wissenschaft Prison”.

Lost “The Incident” was absolutely amazing… but it is bittersweet that the next season will arrive in 8 months, but then after 17 eps it will be over.

Was that Thomas Dekker kid high in that silly video?


why did he switch off the Simpsons at the beginning?

The incredibly stupid cancellation of TSCC makes no sense.

And leaving us with an ending like that? While giving Dollhouse another series is just… ARRRRGGHHHH!!

I’m in shock. I do not understand why this has happened. Just… No.

Leaving so many loose threads in the air like that, must be bad for business.


Hey, I’ve got no problem with how she looks, it’s the acting that concerns me! ;)

Still, I’d take Cameron from TSCC over Eliza any day of the week, thank you very much.

21 — “You just can[‘]t cancel a show on a cliffhanger like that.”

They did it in ’91 with “Twin Peaks.”

EW claimed Terminator got cancelled a month ago. one of the show’s producers shot that rumor down. I don’t believe them all that much right now.

NBC has not officially cancelled or renewed Knight Rider, either. Everyone assumes it’s cancelled because of it’s dwindling ratings and the lack of renewal news, but you never know. If Dollhouse is renewed, then anything goes, IMHO.


nice to see Chris Hemsworth hgetting the Thor gig, he’s come a hell of a long way from playing Kim in the Aussie soap Home and Away… (with you each day ;P)

Personally I really, really tried to like Dollhouse, the first few epiodes were a bit ropey but then it picked up a hell of a lot. For me though the season finale was absolutly terrible; badly paced and suspect writing which you wouldn’t expect from JW and co at all. I’ll probably watch season two but for me TSCC should never have been cancelled in it’s place.

I suppose it’s a case of out of sight out of mind with Dollhouse only finishing last week and TSCC being finished over a month now. In my opinion it’s a terribly short sighted move with Salvation out this summer. TSCC could have rode the coattails of that and pushed on when people saw the new movie and thought hey, I might as well check out that Terminator t.v. show that’s on, it’s starting it’s 3rd season so it must be good enough. Which it was. Damn bean counters.

At least we still got us some Chuck though but again sent to the graveyard of fridays with budget cuts on top so it’s not looking good for this time next year again already. Apart from the main man they can’t get rid of Morgan, Jeffster, Casey and Sarah so that leaves Big Mike, Emmet and maybe Mr. and Mrs. Awesome on the chopping block. It probably means we won’t be getting Scott Bakula bumped to a series regular too. But at least we still have Buymoria for another season!

Remake of “Masters of the Universe?” Come on. Has Hollywood completely run out of original ideas?

Other than Star Trek, I may be done with watching movies in theaters. Maybe DVD releases, if they look interesting.

And as for TV, I pretty much gave that up a while back (except for NCIS, 24 [how in the world did I get hooked on that?!?] and Flashpoint). Now, if Trek came back as a weekly series – I’m there, if the stories are good.

Oh, yeah, and my nightly MLB fix. Go Rangers!

When I heard they were making a Terminater movie, I knew TSCC was doomed. They don’t want a lowly TV series interfering with their lucrative movie franchise. Personally I am boycotting the movie and telling everyone I know to do so as well. Give us our Summer Glau fix or else!


Oh, yeah, and my nightly MLB fix. Go Rangers!

Yeah,…who’da thought this’d be the franchise with the spot light on it?


I agree about Chris Hemsworth. That’s the first thing I thought after watching Star Trek, He should’ve been James T. Kirk.

Did TSCC had a cliffhanger at the season 2 finale?

Those idiots! Why did they cancel T:SCC? Seems like an epic mistake to renew Dollhouse over that. I hope some suit loses his job over that stupid, stupid decision. I’m so angry. T:SCC was one of the best shows on TV.

I think the worst part of losing T:SCC is the way they left us hanging with that season finale. And to add insult to injury, Josh Friedman (the producer) was quoted in an online chat as saying “It’s either Season 3 on FOX, or nothing.” And went on to explain no direct to dvd movie, no miniseries, no shopping it to other networks, no novels, no comic book, nothing.

So that’s it folks, the story ends where we left off. The rest is up to our imagination.

On the face of it, it is nuts that TSCC gets cancelled and Dollhouse lives on. But, TSCC is more expensive to produce, has a very expensive AAA license, and (as stated earlier) will cost more instead of less next season given that they have jumped into the wartorn future. OTOH, Dollhouse is _very cheap_ to produce, is an original IP (no licensing fees), and, as cheap as it is now, is being asked to slash their budgets even more (read that on another site, can’t remember where). So, Fox is doing a cost/benefit analysis and (with some budget trimming), Dollhouse squeaked under the wire. TSCC just doesn’t pass that test.

–> BTW, I won’t believe TSCC is gone until I hear it from the horse’s mouth. Fox has yet to officially announce the fall lineup and EW’s Ausiello has sounded the TSCC death knell before.